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A Vibrant & Artistic Wedding + 1300 Paper Cranes!

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modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Oh. My. Goodness. Why, yes… that IS a CURTAIN of colorful origami paper cranes that served as the dazzling backdrop for the wedding of this lucky bride & groom!

And as beautiful as all of these floating creatures look on their own, they seem even more amazing when you learn about the special meaning behind them… all throughout the time they were dating, Jon sent paper cranes to Laura with secret messages hidden inside. Pretty sweet!!

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Even if you don’t have the means to fold 1300 paper cranes like Laura did along with the help of family, friends, and a classroom of 5th graders (extra gold stars for them!) – this is still a fabulous idea for parties on a smaller scale too… for example a “Love Birds” engagement party or bridal shower, or a festive holiday soirée.

I’m also loving how the paper cranes look sitting on top of the wheatgrass below… almost like a contemporary flower field!

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

And now for a close-up of the curtain… gorgeous!!

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Vibrant floral centerpieces pop against black & white linens:

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Lovely jewel-toned bouquets by Kloeckner Preferred Flowers:

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

modern art wedding origami paper cranes

Get more details on this wedding right here are brides.com – which recently debuted a fabulous new website design!

Vendor Credit
By |2018-02-12T18:29:50+00:00October 4th, 2010|Party Decor Projects, Weddings|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Jenni October 4, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Beautiful! Oh, how I have to make a wall of paper cranes now!

  2. Kori Clark October 4, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    OH MY GORGEOUS!!! I love it and the meaning behind it makes them even more beautiful!

  3. Notes from Holly St. October 4, 2010 at 2:38 pm


  4. Rebecca October 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Absolutely stunning. I love love love this idea!

  5. Vivian October 4, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    This is a common Japanese tradition – 1000 paper cranes for good luck – often given at weddings, anniversaries, and milestone birthdays. I love how contemporary they made it – bank this idea for my sisters wedding in the future!

  6. Amy @ Blowout Party! October 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm


  7. jennifer gillespie October 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    This is so fun and I love all the fabulous colors!!

  8. Sabina October 4, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Very sensitive!! great idea:)

  9. Ashley J October 5, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I seriously want to redo my wedding because of these pictures!! So unique and creative, love the colors!


  10. Emily October 5, 2010 at 6:45 am

    LOVE this Wedding!! So Unique and whimsical. The Colors are Beautiful and there was No detail overlooked!! Fabulous…

  11. Heather (Creative Family Moments) October 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

    I love, love, love this! I had no idea that origami could be used to gorgeously.

  12. Beatriz October 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Oh my goodness! I did not even finished reading the post and I have to rush for a comment because I love thee curtains, backdrops so creative and I love tsurus!

  13. Beatriz October 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    For my baby’s first birthday, which was themed after the Antoine de Saint Exupery’s Little Prince, I used tsurus for representing the passage where the Little Prince flies with a bunch of birds. What is difficult is to install them in the roof and make they look settled.

  14. hena tayeb October 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    the paper cranes are lovely. and i love the cake. it looks so pretty.

  15. [email protected] - Scentsy October 5, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    This is beautiful! So many ideas from this running through my head!

  16. The Fairy October 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Totally cool! I wonder how they hung them …

  17. Cassandra Peters October 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Truly stunning. And the story behind the cranes is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this!

  18. Lauraine October 7, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Cranes are also an appropriate symbolism used at weddings, because they mate for life.

  19. Danielle October 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I love how the bridesmaids dresses are all the same colour but different designs! Those cranes look A MA ZING!

  20. melody appel October 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    love the cranes- how personal & beautiful!

  21. Flappy October 14, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I’m totally in love with this, so original, so perfect, with a meaning and touching. LOVED IT!

  22. Julianne October 19, 2010 at 9:28 am

    gorgeous. Paper cranes are cheap and extremely chic.

  23. Cindy October 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Stunning! Love the photos! Great color for the bridesmaids dresses!!

  24. Holly January 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Wonderful pictures. Would you please tell me what size paper you used and where you purchased the paper?


  25. Vicky February 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Any tips on how to do the curtain? Was each strand hanged individually OR was it attached to a rod of some sort? HELP!

  26. April Sharman April 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    The paper cranes look amazing!

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